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The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield (6 vols.)
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The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield (6 vols.)

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Edward and Charles Dilly 1771–1772

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$78.99

Overview

George Whitefield, with his booming voice and theatrical style, preached to tens of thousands of eager listeners at a time—often out in the fresh, open air rather than in a more ecclesiastical setting. Whitefield was arguably the most influential evangelist of the eighteenth century. In The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield, hundreds of letters and journal entries illuminate Whitefield’s character and his earnest desire to bring all he encountered to Christ.

Highly influential both in the beginnings of the Methodist Church and as a key figure in the Great Revival, Whitefield affected thousands with his passion for evangelism, and his life story and writings continue to inspire and challenge today. The volumes included in The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield are, in digital form, more accessible than ever. In the Logos edition of Works, Whitefield’s Scripture references are instantly viewable, and his hundreds of correspondences are searchable with a single click.

Key Features

  • Account of George Whitefield’s life compiled from his original papers and letters
  • Hundreds of letters written by George Whitefield
  • Sermons and historical accounts of Whitefield’s preaching excursions

Praise for the Print Edition

Reading the life of such a great saint—this Christ-loving, gospel-centered minister—has served to rekindle my passion for the gospel and rejuvenate the love of God in my soul more than once.

—Online reviewer

Individual Titles

The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield, vol. 1

  • Author: George Whitefield
  • Publisher: Edward and Charles Dilly
  • Publication Date: 1771
  • Pages: 480

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The first volume of The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield contains nearly five hundred correspondences written between 1734 and 1742. It is said of these letters, in the preface, that “his friends, and even his enemies (should there be any such) will here openly behold his unwearied diligence, undaunting firmness, noble disinterestedness, and exceeding usefulness in the work of the ministry; also, his remarkable fidelity in friendship, exemplary piety, and fervent zeal for the prosperity of pure and undefiled religion.”

The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield, vol. 2

  • Author: George Whitefield
  • Publisher: Edward and Charles Dilly
  • Publication Date: 1771
  • Pages: 480

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

A continuation of Whitefield’s letters, volume two contains over a decade of correspondences, spanning 1742 to 1753. Whitefield’s letters cover numerous topics, including reproaches of sin, words of encouragement, and historical facts regarding his life and travels.

The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield, vol. 3

  • Author: George Whitefield
  • Publisher: Edward and Charles Dilly
  • Publication Date: 1771
  • Pages: 512

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Over five hundred letters make up this third volume of Whitefield’s writings. As well as more letters of encouragement, reproach, and praise, this resource includes correspondences regarding the building and founding of the Bethseda orphanage in Georgia. The orphanage was established with money that Whitefield collected during his evangelical travels around America, and these letters give a glimpse into its beginnings.

The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield, vol. 4

  • Author: George Whitefield
  • Publisher: Edward and Charles Dilly
  • Publication Date: 1771
  • Pages: 496

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Volume four contains further correspondences from Whitefield, including an answer to the bishop of London regarding the difference between desiring to live a godly life and actually living it, a letter to the religious societies of England regarding worldliness and temptation, and a letter to the inhabitants of Maryland, Virginia, North, and South Carolina regarding the treatment of slaves. A selection of prayers is also in this volume.

The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield, vol. 5

  • Author: George Whitefield
  • Publisher: Edward and Charles Dilly
  • Publication Date: 1771
  • Pages: 474

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Volume five of The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield contains 31 sermons, treating topics such as walking with God, righteous living, temptation, and resting in Christ. Whitefield’s bold words are lucid and focused, pointing his audience towards godly living.

The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield, vol. 6

  • Author: George Whitefield
  • Publisher: Edward and Charles Dilly
  • Publication Date: 1771
  • Pages: 434

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Twenty-six sermons end the six-volume set of The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield. Whitefield preaches on texts from Luke, John, Acts, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Timothy, Hebrews, and Zechariah.

Product Details

  • Title: The Works of the Reverend George Whitefield
  • Authors: George Whitefield
  • Publisher: Edward and Charles Dilly
  • Volumes: 6
  • Pages: 2,876

About George Whitefield

George Whitefield (1714–1770) was born in Gloucester, England. The son of a poor widow, he went on to study at Oxford, where he met Charles and John Wesley. The Wesley brothers were part of the campus’ so-called “Holy Club,” which Whitefield joined and by which he was deeply influenced, eventually becoming club president. He became a traveling evangelist, and his passion for theater and public speaking, as well as his booming voice and fondness for open-air venues, made him increasingly popular. Known for his theatrical delivery, he believed in preaching without notes in order to allow the Holy Spirit to guide his speaking. In 1738, he came to America the first of seven times. During this first trip, he founded the Bethseda orphanage just outside of Savannah, GA. Throughout his life, he toured all over New England, England, Scotland, and Wales, preaching to crowds of up to tens of thousands at a time and fueling the Great Awakening and the early Methodist Church.